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Seminar: Fluid Mechanics

Aeolus – satellite for Doppler wind Lidar measurements

Speaker: Erland Källén
Organization: MISU
Time: 2018-02-15 10:30
Place: Teknikringen 8

Abstract

The Aeolus Doppler wind Lidar mission will provide a global coverage of atmospheric wind profiles. Atmospheric wind observations are required for initiating weather forecast models and for predicting and monitoring long term climate change. Improved knowledge of the global wind field is widely recognised as fundamental to advancing the understanding and prediction of weather and climate. In particular over tropical areas there is a need for better wind data leading to improved medium range (3-10 days) weather forecasts over the whole globe.